Precision Medicine vs. Population Health: Working Towards a Common Goal


Precision Medicine and Population Health lie on opposite ends of the spectrum - one focuses on targeted care at the individual level, building on the idea that one treatment approach does not fit all and that each and every one of us has a unique experience, background, and inherent genetic programming that influences our health and well being. On the other hand, we have population health, which focuses on large scale improvement of health, on a community, regional, national, or even global level, and often hinges on non-clinical factors, such as food consumption, lifestyle, access, support, and many more. In the start-up scene today, it is possible to categorize companies into silos - precision medicine versus population health. At first glance, it seems like these two fields are working in opposite directions - bringing the following question to the forefront. As a health start up ecosystem, are both these categories of companies working towards a common goal? It what ways can precision medicine actually improve population health?

Jason Ross, CTO - OneOme
Spencer Pratt, Vice President of Product - Carrot Health.
Michelle Chaffee, CEO and Founde - Alska

Parking Options for TreeHouse Health

**TreeHouse Health (need to take Maple St. to Harmon Pl. to access front entrance due to one-ways)

MCTC lot just east of TreeHouse on Hennepin & 16th St. N. ($5, cash/cards)
Basilica lot under the I-94 bridge (13 North 17th Street, $5, cash only)
Metered parking on Maple St. and Harmon Pl. (cash/card or MPLS Parking app)
Lot behind TreeHouse building (1600 Harmon Place, $6, cash or MPLS Parking app)